At the start of the 2011 college baseball season, I went immediately to the Rice University schedule, trying to see if Anthony Rendon would be anywhere near me during the 2011 season. Rice was playing Marshall (4 hours, 15 minutes away), but unfortunately the game was a home game. Then I saw that Rice was playing East Carolina, at East Carolina. That's five hours away, but luckily my best friend lives in the Raleigh area, and doesn't mind me crashing at his place while I make the one hour drive to ECU for each game.
At the time, I was looking at this as an opportunity to see the guy who was the consensus choice for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2011 draft. I was going to be snapping some photos, which would eventually be used on the ...
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